MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It was supposed to be a night of praise and tribute for Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa, with no less than Hollywood celebrity Meryl Streep introducing her during the award ceremonies sponsored by The Clooney Foundation.
But alas, the night turned from magical to embarrassing for the CEO of Philippine blogsite Rappler.
During her introduction, Streep said that Ressa could stay in the U.S. and seek asylum to avoid the conviction and court cases she is facing in the Philippines.
Reacting to Streep’s statement, Ressa said she felt insulted when the actress insinuated she was not an American citizen. (Ressa has dual citizenship — American and Filipino).
“Streep displayed the arrogance of many Americans who stereotype people of color (read: non-whites) as perpetual foreigners and invaders of the Great White Way,” Ressa told The Adobo Chronicles.
We tried to reach Streep for comment on Ressa’s accusation but were told by her secretary that she was busy filming her 75th movie of her lifetime.
The Adobo Chronicles publisher Rene Astudillo came to the rescue of Ressa by saying that Streep should brush up on U.S. Immigration Law.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – She’s been named ”Sexiest Woman Alive,” ”Person of the Year.” “Nobel Peace Prize Winner,” among the dozens of other insignificant awards and honors she received in the Philippines and abroad.
So, at this stage of her colorful career, what is Rappler CEO Maria Ressa’s remaining wish before she begins jail time for her cyber libel conviction as recently affirmed by her country’s Court of Appeals?
In an exclusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles, Ressa intimated her one last wish before becoming a jail inmate: the Pulitzer Prize.
She hopes to bag this prestigious writing award with the upcoming release of a new book she just wrote, titled “How To Stand Up To A Dictator.”
Ressa said it doesn’t matter whether the book sells or not, as long as she clinches the award she’s been dreaming about.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Fans and followers of defeated candidates Kiko Pangilinan and Leni Robredo, and ex-Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon are disappointed that none of them made it to the cut of this year’s National Artist Awards.
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) announced on Friday this year’s awardees led by Superstar Nora Aunor who finally bagged the great honor after being snubbed several times by the previous occupant of Malacañang.
Pangilinan, Robredo and Guanzon were nominated for their extraordinary acting and antics during the campaign for the 2022 Philippine national elections.
Congratulations, Ms. Nora Aunor! Better luck next time to the pink trio.